LOCAL suicide prevention group A Mile in their Shoes has partnered with like-minded community groups to hold a meeting with Wesley Life Force representative Page Matthews.
Ms Matthews travelled to the Whitsundays from Sydney to be a part of the discussion about how best to help our community.
Representatives from A Mile in Their Shoes, the Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service, Queensland Health, and the Bald Eagles were all involved, with A Mile in Their Shoes founder Jack Lumby saying their ambition was to work with Wesley Life Force to create a solid foundation for the charity.
“This will enable us to access funds and programs which we hope to deliver in the Whitsunday community,” he said.
Mr Lumby said they had already achieved funding for 10 Safe Talk meetings, to be made available to community groups right across the Whit- sundays, including Bowen and Collinsville.
“We want to create a Whitsunday suicide prevention network, pool our great efforts in the community, and allow the groups to maintain control of their own situation,” he said.
“This isn’t just a flash in the pan, it is an opportunity to create an ongoing support group to run for many years to come.”
For more information or to join the cause, contact Jack Lumby on 0417 628 939.
LIFE FORCE: A Mile in Their Shoes representatives Kevin Fancke, Lenny Morris and Ron Petterson.